Philips DPM8100 with GearPlayer Digital Dictation Starter Kit


This digital dictation starter kit includes the impressive DPM8100 by Philips and GearPlayer 4, the world’s most advanced PC based transcription software. This kit makes moving to digital dictation a snap!

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DPM8100 with GearPlayer Digital Dictation Starter Kit

Digital Dictation Has Never Been This Easy!

Getting started with digital dictation has never been this easy! This digital dictation starter kit includes the Philips Pocket Memo 8100 (DPM8100) and GearPlayer transcription software. This kit is perfect for anyone needing one dictation machine and one transcriber.

Every single detail has been considered and used to completely redesign the Pocket Memo. The materials and technical components used to craft this remarkable device were selected with the highest grade of precision and attention to detail, to ensure the absolute best product quality. One of the most powerful features is the breakthrough 3D Mic technology with its integrated motion sensor, which guarantees ultimate recording results in all situations.

Uniting the most powerful features that really matter to our users in one single ultra-mobile device required brilliant engineering, in-depth end-user insight and highest commitment. Only by delivering all this, can we proudly state that the all-new Pocket Memo is taking dictation to the next level.

The new Pocket Memo DPM8100 comes complete with GearXport Basic, a TranscriptionGear exclusive file offloading and configuration utility. With an in app purchase inside of GearXport Basic, you can easily enable a 2-way, 128 bit encryption protected channel to move your work to transcription via email, LAN or FTP.


3D Mic3D Mic system for best audio quality and accurate speech-recognition results

The breakthrough 3D Mic technology uses the built-in microphones to always deliver best recording results: an omnidirectional microphone offering 360 degree sound pick-up, ideal for the recording of multiple sound sources such as meetings, and a unidirectional microphone optimized for voice recording and accurate speech-recognition results.


Motion SensorBuilt-in motion sensor for automatic microphone selection

The built-in motion sensor senses when the device is placed on the desk or held in the hand and selects the microphone accordingly to suit the recording situation. The motion sensor switches automatically into standby mode when the device is idle. Once the Pocket Memo is picked up again, it’s ready to record within seconds.


Slide switchErgonomic slide switch for efficient single-handed operation

The quick-response and ergonomic slide switch is designed for singlehanded operation of all recording and playback functions, allowing easy and quick file editing (insert, overwrite, append). It operates with a light sensor signal, making it wear-free and durable.


Ergonomic designRobust stainless steel casing for extra durability

The asymmetrical and ergonomic shape fits perfectly into your hand. Its slim and lightweight design maximizes comfort, even when working over longer periods of time. The brushed stainless steel creates a robust and highly durable protective shell around the device. The device is shockproof according to US military standard 516.6.


Color DisplayLarge color display and clear user interface for easy, intuitive operation

The large full-color display offers sharp images, making it easier to see everything at first glance. The clear user interface is optimized for easy, intuitive operation.


Docking stationDocking station for fast battery charging and hands-free recording

The stable and superior docking station provides speedy charging and automatic transfer of your recording to your computer. With an optional foot control connected, the docking station enables hands-free recording and transcription even without a computer.


BatteryLight and motion sensors for extended battery life

The high-capacity Li-ion battery can be easily charged through a standard micro USB jack. The integrated light and motion sensors guarantee extended battery life. The smart technology adjusts the brightness of the display and switches automatically into stand-by mode when the device is idle, ensuring that your recorder will always be ready to work when you are.


Data securityFile encryption and device PIN lock for high data security

Recordings can be encrypted in real time using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES or Rijndael Algorithm) with a key length of 256 bits. AES provides a very high degree of security and has been approved in the USA for the most highly classified government information. The device itself can be assigned a PIN code to protect against unauthorized use or file playback.


ConfigurationRemote management support for time-saving deployment and maintenance

The Philips SpeechExec Remote Device Manager software allows IT administrators to centrally manage, configure and update dictation hardware from Philips, saving valuable time and resources. Managing device settings for individuals, groups and teams or the whole organization is easily done remotely.


Classic modeClassic mode for clear and easy-to-use operation

Many users still love their analog devices for their simplicity and userfriendliness. The optional classic mode gives the user the look and feel of working with an analog device while retaining the advantages of digital technology and keep focused on the essentials.


Optional WLAN Adapter

Files can easily be uploaded without a PC straight to the network, simplifying and speeding up the dictation workflow. This way of working reduces total cost of IT ownership and maintenance, as well as allowing central administration. Through an administration software tool you can remotely configure several WLAN adapters.

** WLAN adapter (ACC8160)


GearPlayer 4 is the most advanced transcription software you can buy, and you can use it to play the widest variety of digital audio and video file formats. It has all the features you would expect from a transcriber and much more. Playback is easy with a foot pedal, on screen buttons, or hot keys on the keyboard. Any headset that plugs into your PC works great with GearPlayer.

How GearPlayer works

GearPlayer 4 was built with ease-of-use in mind. Its advanced user interface and powerful worklist makes working efficiently easier than ever. Its never been easier to buy transcription software.

Loading digital audio files into GearPlayer is simple. Use the built-in worklist to get a view of all of the jobs ready to be transcribed, or simply drag and drop audio files from any file or folder and drop it on top of GearPlayer. The transcription software will automatically load the file. When you’re done transcribing, simply save the text document on your PC and click “Mark Complete”, GearPlayer will automatically load the next audio file.

GearPlayer with Email

GearPlayer works with your Email service by having the digital audio files transferred to your PC by Email. Using Drag-n-Drop you can move the digital audio file directly into GearPlayer and you are ready to transcribe. Files from most any digital source can be sent to you using the convenience of Email.

GearPlayer with FTP

Transferring files with FTP is the easiest and most automated way of moving audio files and documents around the internet. GearPlayer’s built-in file transfer daemon moves files automatically in the background anytime your GearPlayer is running. When new work arrives, the transcription software notifies you with a small, slide up window and an optional audible sound.

GearPlayer across a network

GearPlayer works across your network to open and play digital audio files on any computer on your LAN or WAN. This includes dictations created on dedicated dictation computers files from a source like GearDictate, even files that have been recorded with most any portable digital recorder and uploaded to a computer on your network. It gives you the power to turn your existing network into a complete dictation/transcription solution.


New features and now easier than ever.

GearPlayer’s advanced worklist includes information such as current, transcribed and archived file list windows, new jobs and work in progress. Organize your work with single-click sorting. Add, remove or arrange columns to best suit your needs. The advanced worklist window gives you all the information you need right at your fingertips.

Playback control – Foot Pedal. On-screen controls. Hot keys.

Play back digital voice files any way you like. GearPlayer 4 offers full support for a USB or Serial foot pedal, mouse control with on-screen buttons, or using GearPlayer’s 24-customizable “hot keys”.

Pitch-Corrected Speed Control – Change playback speed without distortion.

Speed Control makes listening to fast-talkers easier, and now GearPlayer 4 lets you do it without any audio distortion. Speed Control is now pitch corrected so the tone of the voice does not change when you adjust the speed. Now just slow the voice down or speed it up.

Video Transcription – Control video playback with your foot pedal.

GearPlayer makes transcribing video as easy as ever. Simply load the job into your worklist just like it was audio and select it. Control the playback of video with your foot pedal or use the buttons on the GearPlayer screen. A window shows up below the main screen showing you the video.

Advanced Worklist – Working smarter just got easier.

GearPlayer’s advanced worklist includes information such as current, transcribed and archived file list windows, new jobs and work in progress. Organize your work with single-click sorting. Add, remove or arrange columns to best suit your needs. The advanced worklist window gives you all the information you need right at your fingertips.

Automatic File Mover – Move documents around automatically.

GearPlayer allows you to automatically select dictation files from designated locations on your PC or FTP site across the internet and automatically move them to a file of your choice on your PC. GearPlayer will automatically move typed documents to a designated location on your PC or network for the work to be returned.

Work Group Mode – Working together made simple.

Workgroup Mode lets users working out of the same directory of work see who is working on what and eliminate the chance of duplicate work. Only one user can load a job to be transcribed at a time. Having multiple transcribers working from a single pool of dictation is easier than ever. Workgroup mode keeps everyone on the same page.

Line Counting Utility – Billing just got easier.

GearPlayer 4 now has a built-in line counting utility to make the task of billing easy. You set the amount of characters per line. Simply select Line Count Utility from the menu and choose the document you would like to count. GearPlayer returns the line count instantly!

Redesigned Interface – Pretty to look at, easy to use.

GearPlayer 4 has a gorgeous new user interface that you’ll enjoy using. New options and setup tools are logically placed and easy to find. GearPlayer offers its standard window and a Slim mode to reduce the amount of space used on the screen.

Foot Control Testing Utility – Try it, its built right in.

Not sure if your foot control has failed? GearPlayer’s built-in foot control testing utility makes it easy to tell if your foot control is working. Simply select the testing utility from the “Options” menu, and try the foot control. If the foot control is working property, GearPlayer will show the appropriate pedal light up, indicating the pedal is working as it should.

Time Stamping – Make your mark.

Time Stamping allows you to simply use a “hot key” to copy the audio position in GearPlayer to your word document using Windows clip board. This helps reduce turn-around times by providing quick reference to areas that require additional attention.

Auto Software Updates – Effortlessly run the latest version.

GearPlayer 4 offers Auto Update to keep your software running at it’s best. It downloads and updates the GearPlayer package with the latest software enhancements, bug fixes, and documentation updates.

Audio Feedback – Works like tape, sounds like digital.

New in GearPlayer 4 is the highly requested feature Audio Feedback. When this fully configurable feature is enabled, you get audio feedback when rewinding and fast forwarding, similar to a cassette machine. Never guess where you are in a dictation again! Audio Feedback helps you find those long pauses and more.

File Notification – Be notified when new work arrives.

A new slide-up window notifies you when new work has been added to your worklist. Audio notifications tell you when new work arrives, have transcribed a file, removed a file, you have reached the end of a file, or the beginning of the file.

CD Playback – Play directly from CD with full foot control support.

Are you receiving dictations or other sound files on CD? Do you need to transcribe them? Make transcribing CDs easy. GearPlayer 4 offers CD Playback with full foot control support. Simply insert the CD and use GearPlayer to transcribe the audio, just like you would with any other audio file type.

Built-in File Converter – Play the widest variety of file formats.

GearPlayer’s built-in file converter enables it to play the widest variety of file formats. If GearPlayer doesn’t know how to play a file, it will give you the option of trying to convert the file to something it can play. This powerful feature makes GearPlayer one of the most universal transcription software available.

Audio Notes – Never miss special instructions.

Many dictation voice recorders allow an author to insert audio notes in areas of dictation for special instructions. GearPlayer 4 automatically places the audio notes in the correct area of the audio file so you never miss a note.

Productivity Reports – A necessary tool for efficient transcription.

GearPlayer 4 allows you to easily create helpful productivity reports at the end of your transcription session. It will show you the job name, audio length of each job, time in play, time in job, and the status of the job. There is also a summary at the bottom of the report with all the totals of time, jobs completed and more.

Customizable Hot Keys – Control GearPlayer with only the keyboard.

Hot Keys allow for quick and easy control of the audio file from the keyboard. You can use the preset configuration or completely customize the Hot Key combinations.

Hot keys include Play, Pause, Fast Forward, Rewind, Set Transcribed, Set Open, Speed Up, Speed Down, Set Bookmark, Next Bookmark, Display Demographics, Seek End/Home, Options, Toggle Slim Mode, Volume Up, Volume Down, Mute, Reset Speed, Close GearPlayer, Open File, Skip File and Copy Timestamp.

  • Philips DPM8100 Digital Pocket Memo
  • SDHC memory card
  • USB Drive Containing GearXport Basic File Offload, Configuration Utility and GearPlayer
  • Caliber Transcription Headset by Insight Headsets
  • USB Foot Pedal
  • Carrying case
  • Li-ion battery pack
  • USB Cable
  • Docking station

Due to Microsoft’s decision to discontinue support for Windows 8.1 (1/10/2023), can no longer offer technical support for products on Windows 8.1 and older due to the lack of security updates.

Philips DPM8100 Technical Specifications


  • Headphones: 3.5 mm
  • Microphone: 3.5 mm
  • USB: micro USB 2.0
  • Docking connector
  • Memory card slot


  • Type: color TFT
  • Diagonal screen size: 2.4 in/6.1 cm
  • Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels

Storage Media

  • Exchangeable memory card
  • Memory card types: SD/SDHC (DPM8100, DPM8300), micro SD/SDHC (DPM8500), up to 32 GB
  • Mass storage class compliant
  • Data transfer speed: 6.75 MB/s read speed, 5.0 MB/s write speed


  • Battery type: Philips rechargeable Li-ion battery ACC8100
  • Battery capacity: 1000mAh
  • Battery lifetime: up to 23 hours of recording (DSS Pro mode)
  • Standby time: more than 200 days
  • Charging time (full charge): 3 hours


  • Real time file encryption
  • Encryption standard: Advanced Encryption Standard (AES or Rijndael Algorithm) with 256 bits
  • Device lock with pin code
  • User identification via PIN code
  • Number of supported user IDs: 40

Audio Recording

  • Recording format: DSS/DSS Pro (Digital Speech Standard), MP3, PCM
  • Built-in microphones: 1 directional microphone, 1 microphone for 360 degree recording
  • Recording modes: DSS QP (.ds2/mono), DSS SP (.dss/mono), MP3 (.mp3/stereo), PCM Voice (.wav/mono), PCM Stereo (.wav/stereo)
  • Bit rate: 13.7 kbit/s (DSS SP), 28 kbit/s (DSS QP), 192 kbit/s (MP3), 353 kbit/s (PCM Voice), 705 kbit/s (PCM Stereo)
  • Edit modes: insert (DSS/DSS Pro), overwrite (DSS/DSS Pro, MP3, PCM), append (DSS/DSS Pro, MP3, PCM)
  • Recording time (4 GB memory card): 700 hours (SP), 350 hours (QP), 50 hours (MP3), 27 hours (PCM Voice), 13 hours (PCM Stereo)
  • Sample rate: 44.1 kHz (MP3), 22.05 kHz (PCM), 16 kHz (DSS QP), 12 kHz (DSS SP)


  • Speaker type: built-in round, dynamic speaker
  • Speaker diameter: 28 mm
  • Acoustic frequency response: 300 – 7500 Hz
  • Speaker output power: > 200 mW

Green Specifications

  • Compliant to 2002/95/EC (RoHS)
  • Lead-free soldered product

Operation Conditions

  • Temperature: 5° – 45° C / 41° – 113° F
  • Humidity: 10% – 90%


  • Product dimensions (WxDxH): 53x15x123 mm / 2.1×0.6×4.8 in
  • Weight: 117 g / 4.1 oz including battery and memory card

GearPlayer 4 Specifications

Hardware Requirements

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
  • 2 GB of system RAM (4GB required for 64-bit operating system)
  • 1 GB of free Hard Drive space for 32-bit OS or 1.5 GB for 64-bit OS
  • External Speakers or a Stereo Headset
  • USB port for foot pedal support
  • Network or Internet connection

Software Requirements

  • Currently supported Microsoft® Windows® operating systems.
  • Microsoft® .Net 4.8 Framework

Supported Audio Formats

  • Olympus DSS (SP)
  • Philips DSS and DS2
  • Fusion Voice
  • AMR (Blackberry)
  • DVI
  • CD Tracks (.cda)
  • DVF/MSV (Requires SonyPlayer PlugIn (free download))
  • idigital
  • ADPCM/Raw formats (requires knowledge of the compression)
  • VW
  • Rhetorex ADPCM
  • Voice it SRI
  • BCB Files
  • MP3
  • M4A
  • WAV
  • WMA
  • OGG
  • Vorbis
  • MP4
  • AAC
  • M4A
  • AC3
  • FLAC
  • WavPack
  • ALAC
  • W64
  • AU
  • PAF
  • SVX
  • NIST
  • VOC
  • PVF
  • CAF

Supported Video Formats

  • MP4
  • AVI
  • MPEG
  • MPG
  • MOV (requires add-on)
  • WMV

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